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Peterson Cup Cruising Rally

Time to "up anchor" and join up with a great crowd of adventures for the annual Peterson Cup Cruising Rally! All BCA members are invited to a unique sailing event in memory of Past Commodore Lex Peterson, whose legacy is "do it and get out there BCA sailors while you can". A cruising rally for those wanting some great local sailing this summer. Fostering seamanship & friendship for people with an active interest in "inshore" cruising. Single-handers, female skippers, power boaters all welcome!

2017-07-29 to 2017-08-04
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Where: Mark Bay (Newcastle & Protection Islands) & Beyond
Nanaimo, British Columbia 
Contact: Ken Christie
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Once again, the waters, islands, nooks and crannies of the Salish Sea will become the backdrop for this year's cruise:  Panama Canal in Four Days.  Ken Christie will head up the indomitable Peterson Cup fleet which will gather as per tradition in Mark Bay, off Protection Island, Nanaimo, on Sat July 29.  The Dinghy Dock Pub will be the first official meeting place, at 1600h; following a libation or two, vessels will be measured and assigned the canal transit fee (rumoured to be $1200) and the agricultural clearance fee ($200). Advisors can be bribed daily with hot baked pies to be served at Appy Hour.  And, of course, everyone gets a ZARP file...

Bright and early (!) on Sunday morning, the fleet will set sail, seeking adventure, good food, good grog and great company at the end of the day's voyage (destination to be determined by consensus prior to departure).  During the rally, boats must use sails, anchor off (no docks allowed!), and all food and libations will come from ship's stores.

The rally officially ends on Thurs, Aug 3 in time for the fleet to make their way back to Mark Bay for the start of the annual August BC Day weekend rendezvous which will be held at Newcastle Island Provincial Marine Park.  Rally participants will all have a chance to win (and trade) fun prizes, the highlight being the awarding of the coveted Peterson Cup, which will be presented at the Rendezvous.

Articles and photos from the 2015 rally can be found in Currents, here, here and here.

Watch this space, Currents and Facebook for additional information as details are released!

Cost: $25 per person (anticipated).  Participants who RSVP online (see above) by July 22 will be able to select the colour, size & quantity of their T-Shirts.  T-shirts are not guaranteed for late arrivals, but a few will be on hand - first come, first served!

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